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Old 06-05-2013, 10:57 AM   #16
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Remember, tinting (white added) or shading a color/hue (black added) does not change the color. So if you find something you like upstairs just raise the value by having the color tinted or pick one or two steps higher on the sample card. Be careful if you jump from tint bases.

And remember, paint chips are just suggestions. I have to laugh when people say they would have bought a certain brand paint but they did not have the same color. Especially if the store has a scanner they can find exactly what you want. Or, if your printer is accurate, print out what you want and have them scan it to formula.

A real paint store can really help you with this. Not box store help.

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I don't remember the exact k rating but we are using the t91 led disc lights for lighting. I remember seeing 2700k but can't remember if that was the t91 or the t67s we looked at.

And we want to avoid anything tan/brown. Our entire main floor was tan when we moved in and we are slowly changing that.
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What is the color inventory of what you have down there now---flooring, countertops, furniture coverings to go in the space, etc.?
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Basement was concrete before so didn't have anything. Furniture will probably be last purchase so we'll have to find something that goes with the paint color.

Trim and shelving and doors will be white. Brushed nickel door knobs.

Flooring is lumber liquidators kings maple laminate.

http://m.lumberliquidators.com/ll/c/...-12KF/10021890
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I have done this at customers request a few times and it came out pretty good. we used to add a small amount of wall paint to ceiling paint just to give it a very lite color. But why do you think it would be a maintenance problem.
Didn't mean to be too dramatic - I just meant trying to keep track of all the paint colors in the house (if you need to patch or repaint the ceiling, in my house it's always Sherwin Williams Super White ) And as Josh said, if you change the wall color, you now have to change the ceiling color, but if the ceilings are white it's never an issue.

And as originally stated, it wasn't really going to be an actual paint color - it was going to be a 25% blend of the wall color, which is going to be a custom color. Which is no big deal really.
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A real paint store can really help you with this. Not box store help.
Well to be fair, any Home Depot or Lowes with a color computer and a competant associate that day will get a good match for you. I remember not too long ago when Sherwin Williams (at least my local ones) refused to use a computer. They insisted on matching by hand. They seemed to think it was some kind of badge of honor, yet they could never get it right. I bought all my paint from Sherwin Williams at that time, except when I had to color match. Then I had to go to Home Depot.

Nowadays I'd be very surprised to go into any paint store (counting Home Depot/Lowes, but not someplace like Walmart) that couldn't match my sample correctly with their computer.
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Well to be fair, any Home Depot or Lowes with a color computer and a competant associate that day will get a good match for you.

Nowadays I'd be very surprised to go into any paint store (counting Home Depot/Lowes, but not someplace like Walmart) that couldn't match my sample correctly with their computer.
Yea, for the most part they have gotten better. 10 yrs ago I had all kinds of trouble at lowes, so much so I didn't go there for 5 yrs! But lately they seem better, tech has improved. More fool proof maybe.

Went in a whole back with a complicated multiple custom color order, and got a 19 yr old gum chewing college kid. I was worried, but she did great. Just knowing how to operate the computers now does most of the work. Not much help with specs of course. Lol
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Went in a whole back with a complicated multiple custom color order, and got a 19 yr old gum chewing college kid. I was worried, but she did great. Just knowing how to operate the computers now does most of the work.
Yeah, kids don't even know how to add or subtract anymore, with computers in cash registers, etc. Go into a Taco Bell or something sometime, and get your order for $4.11. Give the kid a 5, wait until the drawer opens and the display shows $.89 change, and then hand him a dime and a penny. Then watch him freeze and his head explode. He will never understand how he can make his cash drawer correct if he touches that eleven cents.
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Well to be fair, any Home Depot or Lowes with a color computer and a competant associate that day will get a good match for you. I remember not too long ago when Sherwin Williams (at least my local ones) refused to use a computer. They insisted on matching by hand. They seemed to think it was some kind of badge of honor, yet they could never get it right. I bought all my paint from Sherwin Williams at that time, except when I had to color match. Then I had to go to Home Depot.

Nowadays I'd be very surprised to go into any paint store (counting Home Depot/Lowes, but not someplace like Walmart) that couldn't match my sample correctly with their computer.

that is the whole issue, somebody has to actually know how to operate the computer correctly and have at least a rudimentary knowledge of paint

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